Countless blessings are to be found where we least reside … within ourselves.
We forget there even is a ‘within’, more often than not. We can’t see it so we do not acknowledge it. It is not real, not like the traffic passing by or building up, not like the sound of the dog barking in the distance, not like the cloud formation gently or briskly moving along, not like the wind that has us close our eyes or put up our collar, not like the smell of cut grass or freshly brewed coffee.
Yet the very things we feel are real, the great beauty of a sunset, or even the passing of a dear friend, are also the ones that call us back and connect us to something greater, to something we can’t really name because it has no texture, colour or taste. And if we dare to stop doing, thinking, moving, if we just stop and listen with our hearts, we can sense that silence within us, we can feel that true listening comes from within.
It might be faint, it might be hardly discernible, but something inwards feels timeless and permanent. And as we give it a chance to be seen and heard, it grows and glows. It reveals itself as something so vivid and alive that there’s no denying its existence.
From within emanates something that changes our perception and brings both softness and intensity to our lives; something that challenges our sense of space, such is the spaciousness it reveals. Drawn within, we realise that this is where our attention must reside for us to truly enjoy, to be In Joy.
Within us is that starting point from which all else can develop and take form. Life is not about us living in a world in which we try to figure out how to fit. The reverse is actually true. It is from within that life emanates and is created around us.
It is from within that we reconnect with our own power to be in the world, because from this quiet place we know and understand from the heart, our connection with all there is.
Do not try to change yourself or alter anything. Anything that can be altered is not in your essence, not you. It is only the outer impression, the perception. Do not use your energy on change but on getting in touch, realising your core. The rests then follows.
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